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Theatre Review: Attila

Seattle Opera - AttilaVerdi’s Problem Child, In Modern Dress

Giuseppe Verdi’s early opera “Attila” can be a difficult pill to swallow. Criticized for lacking a coherent plot (though surely “Il Trovatore” wins that award) and characters with depth, it was a surprising choice for Seattle Opera. And not everyone was pleased. One orchestra member spoke strongly of it, declaring Verdi’s music “a little too much boom-chuck for my liking.”

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